BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored an eight-minute hat-trick to lead his side to a 5-0 rout at Nuremberg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring in the 17th minute by meeting Heiko Westermann's cross with a left-footed volley that Raphael Schaefer couldn't keep out.
Van der Vaart sent Lasogga through to shoot to the far corner in the 59th, three minutes before the Dutch midfielder sent in a corner for Lasogga to score again from close range at the far post.
"You can tell even if it's only one game that we can play well," Van der Vaart said.
Lasogga intercepted a poor pass from Per Nilsson and shot in off the post to complete his hat-trick in the 67th.
"I'm happy with the hat-trick, but I think the most important thing was the team performance," said the 21-year-old Lasogga after scoring the quickest away hat-trick in 50 years in the Bundesliga.
With the home fans already leaving, Tolgay Arslan rubbed salt in their wounds by returning an attempted clearance from Schaefer for Hamburg's fifth in the 74th.
"We didn't play well at the start, we gave the ball away, but then we got the goal and that's how football is — then we started to play," said Hamburg sporting director Oliver Kreuzer.
It was Bert van Marwijk's first victory as Hamburg coach since taking over from the sacked Thorsten Fink.
"I'm only there a week. I've always said I like offensive football, but there are tactics involved too," the Dutchman said.
Hamburg had started the season with four points from six games. Van Marwijk has as many from his two games in charge.
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